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Courtship is changing, therefore...

March 30, 2016
Posted at 11:18 am

I was lucky enough to get hooked up with my wife before social media existed, in the dark days of the early auts. Since, I've seen how people's approach to dating and hooking up has changed DRASTICALLY. You have to maintain four different personas (one in day to day life, one on Facebook, one on Twitter or Instagram, etc.) and choose which one you put forward when you try to date... or so I imagine.

It's all because of technology.

Think about that... it's a crazy, quick change from the way things used to be, and people are bumbling through it. Think of how teenagers date now, the prevalence of sexting, etc.

When you think about it, this same change took place about 100 years ago, when the rules of courtship (think Jane Austen) changed to modern dating. Before then, things were kind of arranged. It's weird to think about, but it's true.

That's what inspired me to start "The Last Gentleman Caller." There are so many things in common between that time and our time, that I figured it would be neat to join the two times together somehow.

Like all of my stuff, it's experimental. To be frank, I expect to get low ratings (which I have, lol). More novella than smut, I guess. But I hope you enjoy as I continue to put out chapters, which make take a while after my initial dump (warning!). Thanks for reading, or hating, or generally tolerating. Whatever 😉